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Meet Lala, the Sweet Stationmaster in Hokkaido That Happens to Be a Dog!

Something has been causing a commotion at JR Shin-Totsukawa Station in Hokkaido! People are crazy about Lala, a stationmaster who also happens to be a dog! Lala is a 10-year-old Shiba Inu owned by a 55-year-old man named Kazumasa Takahashi. Since the station she is serving is facing partial abolition, Takahashi is hoping that Lala’s…

Have Fun and Go on Rides With Your Beloved Pooch at Fuji-Q Highland This Summer!

Fuji-Q Highland (富士急ハイランド) is a popular amusement park in Japan which has been attracting several day-trippers from Tokyo (東京). Though it is not that famous compared to Tokyo Disneyland (東京ディズニーランド), it offers heart-pounding and thrilling rides which plummet down from tall heights. This summer 2017, it has introduced Fuji-Q Wanland (富士急わんランド), an event that allows…

Check Out This Unique Japanese Pop Idol Group of Cute Dogs!

The topic of “concept” plays a large role in Japan when it comes to the idol industry. With hundreds of individual, duo, and group idols present today, each and every one of them is doing their best to make their name stand out in the charts. This may not be easy, especially for newer idols…

Bond With Your Furry Friends Over These 4 Dog Services in Japan

Many Japanese people own pets for several reasons, such as desiring companionship or simply having great love for animals. Though people often face considerable hurdles in owning a pet in the city such as expenses and need for space, many of them continue to find a way to keep their furry friends. The popular pet…

Paid ‘Pet Holidays’? This Company in Japan Gives Its Employees Just That

Pet ownership is very popular in Japan. Most of the time, pets are considered part of the family system wherein many of them are given enough care to be called family members. Just like children, they are well loved by their owners who give them priority over several things. However, there are cases when pet…

‘Pet Dog Exorcism Plan’ to Rid Pups of Bad Spirits? Available in Japan!

Japan is probably one of the friendliest places to have a pet. Owning a dog for a pet is considered to be the most popular of all. There has been an increase in the availability and quality of pet shops offering different kinds of pet services from fancy clothes to expensive photo shoots. And this…

It’s the Small Things: 5 Reasons Why Japan is So Lovable!

Since arriving in Tokyo, there are so many everyday interactions and experiences that I have learned to love here. The Japanese hospitality, social etiquettes, and the amazing public transport system are obvious ones but there are a few other things that I see and experience that I absolutely love and very rarely see, if at…

Check out these Super Cute Pet Kimonos- Would your Fur Baby want one?

Pets, particularly cats and dogs, are well-loved in Japan and there are several factors which attribute to this fact. Some say it is because there is a decline in human babies which is why people turn to animals for comfort. Others say that it is simply because cats and dogs are such lovable creatures. Regardless…

Need Some Dog Love? Go to Dog Heart Cafe in Tokyo for a Cuddle or a Walk!

One of the things that japan has in abundance are cafes of all sorts ranging from regular cafes to owl, rabbit, and the already quite famous cat cafes. One type cafe is not so well-known but still quite popular: dog cafes. Because of the lack of space in many Japanese city houses and apartments, and…

3 Of The Most Moving Stories and Tributes to Dogs in Tokyo

The cat vs dog debate will rage for ages, but whether one is a dog lover (犬派) or cat lover (猫派), most people can agree that the loyalty and warmth of dogs are unrivaled in the animal world. In Japan, there are a few places in particular that honor the special bond between dogs and…
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